July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

For those who are unfamiliar with her, Amy Winehouse was an English singing artist who died on July 23, 2011 at a very young age of 27. Though the exact reason of death is not known, we can assume that it was because of her excessive use of drugs, alcohol and cigarattes. Some people say it was a violent death. She was admitted to rehab many times due to her self-abusive behavior , drug and alcohol abuse. While this was her dark side, she also had another side: that of a genius and a record-breaking artist winning five Grammy awards.

Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 2011 making her a Virgo. It’s strange that she has ‘Wine’ in her name suggesting an attraction to alcohol. This negative side of her nature reminds me of The Devil card in the Tarot- the card of materialism, getting trapped in a world of fame. Numerologically, she is a Number 5 and Number 14. Such people through they have great communication, they are highly critical of others and themselves. At some level, she probably felt she did not match up to her own expectations.  14 is the number of ‘Magnetic communication’ with the public. The number 14 person should rely on the intuition, the self, and the voice within, not on the word of others. There is also a danger of loss due to wrong advice from others or overconfidence.  Winehouse was introduced to drugs by her boyfriend, a wrong piece of advice which costed her life. 

If we calculate her numerology name number, it comes down to numbers 13 and 4. 

A M Y    W I N E H O U S E
1  4  1      6  1 5 5 5  7 6 3  5  =  6 +  43 = 6 + 7 = 13 = 4

Number 4 people are often misunderstood by people and don't believe in following the rules of society which is so true in Amy's case. In her songs, she transports us to a  fantasy world of Uranus which only Number 4's can like J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl ( also Number 4's). Number 13 is said to be a number of incredible power which if misused will bring destruction upon itself.  Also Number 43 which is just the numerology of 'Winehouse' is a highly unfortunate number symbolized by war, upheavel, strife and conflict and carries the vibration of disappointment and failure. It's sad that her name 'Amy' which is a wonderful Number 6 was not able to help her, as personally she had great creativity and love for art and music. 

Lets ask the Tarot a few questions about Amy Winehouse, her death and what we can learn from her.

Q. What led to Amy Winehouse's death?

Past influences:      7 of Cups and 5 of Cups
Outside influences: The Devil and Knight of Wands
Her personal problems: 4 of Cups and Knight of Pentacles
Her close friends: 4 of Swords and 9 of Pentacles
Result: Ace of Pentacles

Her life has been pretty complicated with a lot of influences of different people and events. She was very shattered emotionally. She had great ideas and expectations in life which did not happen because of her breakup with a loved one. She loved him deeply and felt betrayed. Also, the Cups cards could signify her heavy drinking. The Devil, as I mentioned earlier had to come up in the reading - the card of materialism, drugs, alcohol and negative influences trapping you from inside. Even the Knight of Wands signifies someone non-trustworthy who she used to confide in, probably someone who encouraged her to do drugs. She herself is a simple person who wanted to experience life to its fullest, and was bored with routine shown in the 4 of Cups, and wanted to escape. She had a close friend who was a good influence who spent a lot of time with her. The end result is the Ace of Pentacles. I usually feel that Ace cards or The Fool card signifies death, but thats just me. For her it's a new beginning, a new start, a new birth, a new chance to prove herself.

Q. What can we learn from Amy's life?

I drew three cards for the lessons we can learn from her life. They are :

10 of Swords
King of Cups
4 of Wands

To me, these cards say that we must learn to succeed even if we feel that we can take it no more. We must always be hopeful that out future will be bright even during the darkest times. Even if we feel that we are already dead and that life is not worth living, we must not give up. We must take life lightly and be joyful like the King of Cups. When we succeed after strife, our joy will be much more and we will know the true value of our success. 

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